Since I have had so many people asking..

...about a skirt I wore the other day, I am dedicating the whole blog to it.  And its other relatives, the print skirt.  

It needn't be a long skirt - that's just my personal poison of choice.  

Why do I love them?  Well - I know I've said this before but with this warm weather continuing, I think they're an invaluable part of our wardrobe.  It's too warm for jeans, you can wear other trousers but I'm just throwing sweaty crotch syndrome in there as a thought and then there are the dress options. 

I know however that not everyone loves a dress.  Plus, when we've got a plethora of blouses and tees to wear, skirts suddenly seem like a great idea.  I am total convert - I can't even remember why I didn't use to like them.  They suddenly work.  With a tee now (you can wear a vest if you like) - there is something about a tee that fits neatly (so long as it's not a super loose one) over the top of a skirt with a little tuck on one side maybe.  And actually, even a loose tee, slouched over with a half tuck works fabulously.  

Blazer (I actually love a looser one over a long flowy skirt), boucle, biker, trench - any jacket goes with these.  Sandals or sneakers now - I'm an ankle boot fiend come the Autumn.  Have I managed to convince you of the versatility of these? 

I'm starting with short. 

Coral Reef Flounce Skirt from & Other Stories £49

Floral and flirty at Warehouse. 

Melody Floral Skirt £36

Ocean combo Hula Hideout Skort from Free People £68

Slightly longer, on the knee now for your average tall person - longer and shorter depending on your height (obvs!). 

Dandelion Pleats Skirt from & Other Stories £55

And a midi for the petites.  I am jealous as I blooming LOVE this skirt.  Off to see if they have it in a tall. 

ASOS Petite Pleated Midi Skirt in Camo Print £38

H! by Henry Holland ditsy print midi skirt was £35 now £28

Silk midi at Warehouse.  

Mixed Woodblock silk skirt £69

This one is definitely not too long - I know as I've tried and it's not long enough for me!

Summer Fiesta Flared Skirt from & Other Stories £55

Melody Floral Skirt from Warehouse £46

ASOS High Waisted Stripe Midaxi Skirt £38

Midi perfection.  This to me looks so so much more expensive than it is. 

ASOS Pleated Midi Skirt in Postcard Print £35

Getting longer now with an asymmetrical hem. 

Milk It Vintage Festival Tiered Skirt £45

Another asymmetric hem at Warehouse.

Wild Garden Skirt £35

And another at Free People. 

Second Kiss Co-ord skirt was £119 now £89.95

ASOS Wrap Maxi Dress £35  How gorgeous is this?

ASOS Maxi Skirt with Shirred Waist in Floral Print £35

Colourblock at Free People.  

Enter Dreamland Maxi Skirt was £113 now £89.95

I don't think this has pockets but if it did, I would buy it in a heartbeat.

YAS Maxi Skirt £110

Pastel at Free People.

Intimately Color Me Maxi Skirt was £80 now £59.95

Finishing with my favourites - animal print. 

Religion Maxi Skirt in animal print £65  And... silk shirt and ankle boots.  Sold.

Staying with the animal print but off piste with the shape. 

ASOS Satin Midi Skirt in Leopard Print with drawcord and ruffles £38

And this is the same as the one I have but in another print.  HELL YES I'm tempted! 

Free People Hot Tropics Skirt £108

I also found this one in a different colourway again. 

Hot Tropics Maxi Skirt at Freepeople was £108 now £89.95

And this is the one I have.  Now I do think it comes up slightly on the large side.  I have the 10 and I am a 12 in skirts, even in M&S!

Free People Hot Tropics Skirt from Selfridges £110  Also a size 14 left at Zalando.

And here I am in mine.  Did I mention that all the Free People Hot Tropics skirts HAVE POCKETS??!


Slogan tee - Zoe Karssen
Boucle jacket - Zara
Skirt - Free People
Happy Satchel - Hill & Friends
Superstar sneakers - Golden Goose

And today - all hate me as this is an 8yr old skirt from Zara which owes me nothing but gets worn every year.  Actually I didn't wear it for years but couldn't let it go and thank goodness as I totally love it all over again.


Leopard skirt - Zara
Muse tee - Quattrorish
Blazer - Baukjen
Sneakers - My Fashion Tribu

Another school concert tonight, lots of work tomorrow during the day and then tomorrow night, off out for the husband on a rather random date night.  All the info over on Insta stories...  actually I will let you know what it is as hopefully I'll get in a blog post before I go.  Just toying up navy, clutches (I am in neeeed of a new clutch), perfume or maxis.  And I'm sure there was something else up my sleeve.  OOH I know - blazers.

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  1. Took delivery of the same skirt you have today and absolutely love it but I'm standing on it as I walk. Considering whether I could have it shortened. Not sure as the hem is a lovely detail! Got 100 days to decide with Zalando so will give it some thought! The other colour ways are great too but think the green is best for wearing all year round!

    1. its a lovely skirt. I've had some success in the past with shortening skirts at the waistband rather than the hem. Might be worth asking tailor to do?

    2. I have to say it is longer than it looks I would say - and I'm 5ft10 and normally nothing is too long on me. I LOVE THIS!! I may have ordered it in the pink version.. I think for winter... with black and pink.. hmmmmmm

  2. Was tempted by quite a few of them til I remembered I don't wear skirts because by the time they fit comfortably round my waist there's enough extra fabric round the hips to store several small children :D xx

    1. Now normally I do wear mine on my hips but I have to say, the last two have worked on my waist. But it definitely depends on the skirt.... most in my usual size do cut off the circulation to my legs!

  3. I have the zebra print maxi from H&M which I adore, but had to size up massively as it appears to be designed for 6ft girls who weigh 7 stone (i.e., SO not me). I've bought the 12 (usually 8-10) which is still quite neat-fitting at the waist but sits in a pool of 6 inches of fabric on the floor, so taking it to my trusty alterations guy tomorrow to get it shortened enough that I may wear it without tripping up.

    1. oh sizing issues are a MARE and H&M are serial offenders! hmm I haven't thought of leopard print... I do love the H&M one - was salivating over the shirt dress the other day x

  4. :( :( I found the FP hot tropics skirt on Nordstrom Rack but they won't accept non-US based payment (I tried paypal and credit card). Such a pity as regular Nordstrom site accepts it.

    1. Hmm, I could use my gosend shopper to get it for me, works out at around $78 plus shipping to me. Worth it???